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Thursday, November 3 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Doin' the Charleston Walking Tour

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Reservations Required; $20 per person

In the early 1900s, Charleston experienced a renaissance fueled by artists, writers, musicians, poets, and preservationists. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, and Alfred Hutty created lovely intimate scenes of the old city to sell to tourists. Charleston’s Poetry Society, one of the first of its kind, was formed in 1920. Dubose Heyward collaborated with George Gershwin to transform his novel Porgy into the opera “Porgy and Bess”. Jenkins Orphanage jazz bands played in the streets of Charleston, then New York and London. The arts brought much needed attention to the rather beleaguered city and lent support to the budding preservationist movement in Charleston. (2 hour tour, covering about a mile)

Lee Ann Bain and Carol Ezell-Gilson will be your guides for the tours. All tours are $20 per person and payment may be made in cash or check at tour time.  Reservations for all tours may be made at broadstreettours.com.  Tours must have a minimum of 6 people to go.


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Washington Park 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401